This information was revealed in an open letter from Dean Haskins to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham published on the Canada Free Press website. The letter is addressed to Graham, partially because Graham is known to have told his constituents that Barack Obama is eligible to be President because he’s 35 years old and born in Hawaii, as in the letter following:
Graham has also called the birthers “crazy.”
So Mr. Haskins appeals to Graham, in deference to his late brother, to seriously consider his letter rather than throwing it in the “birther bin.” Haskins starts off his argument with one of his video trademark lies:
The historic record confirms that, not only did the founding fathers regard the term “natural born Citizen” to mean “one born in this country to citizen parents,” but the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that definition in 1875, and in so doing, created a binding precedent that has never been overturned.
(That “precedent” refers to the Supreme Court decision in Minor v Happersett, where the court says that it is not going to decide the question of citizenship for the American-born children of aliens.) 🙄
Haskins then completes the birther paradigm by claiming that the long-form birth certificate is a fake. The third standard birther lie is found here also: “I’ll be as brief as possible here.” The letter is very, very long.
In the end Haskins calls for a “Birther Summit” which he describes:
… there could be leaders from both sides of this issue assembled. You gather as many of your colleagues as you desire, and I’ll bring various leaders from our movement (which will include attorneys, Ph.Ds, and military, as well as other notable spokespeople).
I would dearly love to see Sen. Graham’s reply.
Note: Mr. Haskins has made himself a public figure here in a very public way through his open letter highlighting his relationship to SC House Speaker Terry Haskins. For this reason, I am including these limited biographical details and his photo. It is part of the news story. A Haskins photo, although not the one I used, accompanied the Canada Free Press article.